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Design optimization of induction motors for aerospace applications

This publication presents the application of Non-Linear Programming (NLP) to the design of AC induction motors driving hydraulic pumps on commercial aircrafts. In addition to the usual constraints on the geometry or on the efficiency of the motor, the specifications for this application include conditions on the supply frequency, environment temperature and in-rush current, which are very difficult to meet. The NLP had to be adapted to support constraints on multiple operating points of the motor. A prototype of the motor has been built and the theory has been validated with practical results.

    Keywords: Aircraft ; Induction motors ; Optimization methods ; Pumps


    Integrated Actuators Lab. (LAI), Swiss Fed. Inst. Technol. Lausanne, Lausanne, SwitzerlandDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH, United StatesApplimotion Inc., Loomis CA, United StatesParker Hannifin, Portsmouth NH, United States

    Cited By: 0; Export Date: 15 May 2006; Source: Scopus


    Record created on 2006-06-15, modified on 2017-05-10


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